YIMBY

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YIMBY

1. An acronym for "yes in my back yard," an expression of support for some development or change proposed for one's immediate area. The term is the opposite of "NIMBY" ("not in my back yard"), a clichéd expression of opposition to such a development or change, based on the opinion that it will have a negative impact on one's home or local surroundings. As more homeowners realize the benefit of having mixed-use developments nearby, you'll see a lot more people saying "YIMBY" instead of "NIMBY."
2. Someone who espouses such views. YIMBYs seem to be popping up all over in response to housing shortages and skyrocketing rents in this city.
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That is why it is so encouraging to see YIMBYs advocate for new housing development in transit-rich areas, which provides a significant boost to local economies in addition to the obvious increase in housing stock.
That is why we are seeing a growing YIMBY movement in cities like San Francisco, Cambridge and, of course, in New York.
Here in New York, YIMBY advocates are stepping up and joining the nationwide movement to fight for greater density and smarter urban planning.
Broadly speaking, YIMBY organizers push for new development--both market-rate and affordable housing--because they understand that to grow sustainably, New York needs to build more housing of all types.
Crucially, though, YIMBY groups do not focus just on low-income neighborhoods that have typically been home to development in recent years.
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At the same time, Active 18 portrayed themselves not as NIMBYs but called themselves YIMBYs (Yes in My Backyard).
While English MPs argue, Wales needs Yimbys: People who will look at the possibility of a world-class air terminal linking our land to the most dynamic global economies and say: "Yes, In My Backyard."
com have become Yimbys, saying they would not object to new homes being built in their local area.
These so-called YIMBYs (yes, in my backyard) varied in their enthusiasm, but the majority fell on the favorable side.
I am one of thousands of YIMBYs who choose to live near Acadia National Park.
With respect to conserved lands, a reversal is occurring--NIMBY (not in my back yard) is being replaced by YIMBY (yes, in my back yard).
But in an interesting turnaround, new groups calling themselves YIMBYs (yes in my backyard) have emerged.